KITCHEN PRODUCTION | Warm Buttered Shrimp Rolls with Creamy Lemon Slaw & Seasoned Potato Wedges

Ooh, I’m in big trouble. It’s been way too long since I’ve posted but maybe it was necessary. This year probably has made everyone re-evaluate their lives. But anyways, I realized that cooking and eating is a big deal in my life but sometimes my mood would take hold of me and I would either not eat or cook and it became a chore for me. Long story short, I took this free box from Hello Fresh and it has been a game changer for me!


It’s been so much fun cooking and doing a little presentation. Not only that, they taste pretty darn good! If y’all are trying to save some time and money, I highly recommend this. It seems expensive at first but I think if you try for a week or two, it helps take out the thinking of what to eat for dinner.

Mm, this was a great lunch. Andy picked this one out. Glad he did!


New Content!

Seeing how I find it a struggle to come up with new content, I decided to get some help from a book that asks a question a day. With this, I wanted to try and have creative writing outlet going.. even if it is jibberish and nonsense. I have found in the past that writing has a therapeutic notion for me. So I titled it “To whom it may concern..” For me, I’m thinking if I write more, perhaps I’ll get better at communicating,” right?

Click here to jump straight to it!

Anyways! As we all know, there has been a pandemic going and the advice has been to stay indoors. Other than going to work, picking up groceries every now and then.. seeing the very few friends I have.. I find this very.. normal. I am a tad bit jealous of people who are blessed with the job of being able to work from home. Otherwise, the roads are easier to drive to go to work. People stay away from each other out in public. Of course, this is just me making light of the serious situation that the world is in.

All in all, I hope everyone one of you reading this is being smart, staying safe, and protecting the people you love by following the rules. As always, thanks for reading.


food share | [ORL] orlando meats

Oof! Quite honestly when this place came on my radar, I absolutely had NO clue that they had a sit down and eating area. I purely believed that they were just a butcher shop and I found it odd it being in between the establishments at the time. Like what’s a butcher shop doing in the middle of a dining establishment and a bar? Anyways, I believe it was probably last year when it was revealed to me that they have the best sandwiches. So I’ve made it a priority to make a visit to this wonderful establishment.

Orlando Meats – 728 Virginia Dr, Orlando, FL 32803

Store Front

Sometimes I don’t know what made me hesitate into going in here in the first place. I mean the store front is inviting! I suppose the idea of going to a “butchers” shop, I was thinking of this person splattered in blood asking what part of an animal you want comes to mind. Haha, silly! I know! Anyways, this place is not like that at all. It is warm and inviting. Definitely a place for locals. Super Instagram friendly and inspired. The contrast of the two wood colors are so inviting.

It’s nice to see how some establishments take the time to show off where they gather from their local suppliers. I was especially impressed because of the variety locations are small towns in Florida that some Floridans are not familiar with. So with that note, I top my hat to you, Orlando Meats! Kudos!

Side Pano View

As you can see, it’s very clean and put well together. The ambiance is a great place to talk, catch up, and even grab a quick 15 min lunch.

Poultrygeist – friend chicken, kewpie, lettuce, tomato, pickled daikon, french roll
Served with slaw & chip

I tell you, IF you want a tasty fried chicken without the grease.. this is your pick. It is THEE tasty chicken sandwich you could have fresh! The kewpie is the secret mayo that eases the flavor of the pickled daikon. Yumyumyum! And again, the chicken is not greasy at all which makes it all the better.

Green Mario (?) – hot dog with mango salsa on a toast

I will be candid with you, my readers. I forgot the name of this lovely creation. Because of the rotation of sandwiches, they may re-create a dish to see if it sells better? Haha, lesson learned. If I don’t take a photo of the menu, this wouldn’t happen, right? Anyhoo, they are up-to-date as far as keeping their current menu updated. I did look up the name but I guess they cycled it out. I do remember it having the name Green and Mario because it was an Italian sausage so I’m assuming it was name green Mario but I am not certain. As for the taste.. it was good AND tasty but not as a memorable as Poultrygeist.

Altogether, this was a great experience. This certain beer that was ordered at the time wasn’t cold (they still gave it to us but informed us ahead of time that it wasn’t cold) so they told us to let them know if we wanted another kind, they would give us some on the house, which I thought was a very nice gesture. Anyways, I look forward to trying out more new items and I do promise to do better in keeping updated with the names and other information.

Poultrygeist – ♥♥♥♥♥
Green Mario – ♥♥

thoughts / opinions | Choose a Task and Stick to it!

I didn’t have a plan. I tried to have a plan but I never got myself to making it. So I ended up waking up pretty late, and I made this “rash” decision to clean my kitchen. It was quite a daunting task but I finished it!


This is a lot.

I had to get rid of a lot of it. This was refreshing when it was all cleaned out.

Breakfast was simple.


There is always a lot of mixed greens! So I have to eat a lot of it. Anyways, I boiled a sausage (to get rid of the fat, yet still keep the moisture in it!), chopped it and added a fried egg. Voila!

Today was nice, and I got to clean one room of the place so one step closer. I even worked out for an hour! Woot!


thoughts / opinions | Finding Courage

  1. the ability to do something that frightens one.
    “she called on all her courage to face the ordeal”
    – strength in the face of pain or grief.
    “he fought his illness with great courage”


Who thought they were unstoppable in their 20’s? I know I did. I didn’t think time could change a person that fast within 5 years. Then again, a lot has happen within that time frame so I can’t say I’m not surprised either. I lived through it! I think what I’m more surprised is how fast my courage came and gone.

What I mean as far as courage, it’s the courage to do something new; like meet new people, learn/do new things, or do things alone. Honestly, I’m surprised myself. As far as growing up, I’ve always challenged myself to not hold myself back and I think the previous 5 years have taught me a lot about myself, the good AND the bad.

This site, blog.. whatever you can call it.. having this as a motivator or uplifting area brings me courage to continue being better person than I was yesterday. Hopefully, this will inspire you too! Maybe this place, you can feel safe in being vulnerable or just okay in being yourself.

Here, I want to share my goals, my fears, my wants, my needs, and everything in-between. You may share the same feelings! Whatever it may be, feel free to join and support.

I originally wanted to start off big, such as YouTube and other platforms, yet I know in my heart that I’m not ready for a big step such as that.. at least not yet.

My priorities at the moment are these currently:

  • Pass CT Registry
  • Create healthy choices
  • Keep a reasonable financial budget
  • Consistent in THIS!

[Sorry for being fourth, blog.]

So, here we go. Let’s try to create some good stuff here.



PS – Enjoy a photo of Slim Jim keeping me company as I attempt the path to courage.